Donphan

Donphan is a Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Armor Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

Gold It has sharp, hard tusks and a rugged hide. Its TACKLE is strong enough to knock down a house.
Silver The longer and bigger its tusks, the higher its rank in its herd. The tusks take long to grow.
Crystal Because this POKéMON's skin is so tough, a normal attack won't even leave a scratch on it.
Ruby DONPHAN’s favorite attack is curling its body into a ball, then charging at its foe while rolling at high speed. Once it starts rolling, this POKéMON can’t stop very easily.
Sapphire If DONPHAN were to tackle with its hard body, even a house could be destroyed. Using its massive strength, the POKéMON helps clear rock and mud slides that block mountain trails.
FireRed The longer and bigger its tusks, the higher its rank in its herd. The tusks take a long time to grow.
LeafGreen It has sharp, hard tusks and a rugged hide. Its TACKLE is strong enough to knock down a house.
Emerald A DONPHAN is so strong it can easily haul a dump truck. Its hide has toughened to a rock-hard state. An ordinary sort of attack won’t even leave a scratch.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It attacks by curling up, then rolling into its foe. It can blow apart a house in one hit.
HeartGold It has sharp, hard tusks and a rugged hide. Its tackle is strong enough to knock down a house.
SoulSilver The longer and bigger its tusks, the higher its rank in its herd. The tusks take long to grow.
Black
White
It attacks by curling up, then rolling into its foe. It can blow apart a house in one hit.
Black 2
White 2
It attacks by curling up then rolling into its foe. It can blow apart a house in one hit.
X It has sharp, hard tusks and a rugged hide. Its Tackle is strong enough to knock down a house.
Y The longer and bigger its tusks, the higher its rank in its herd. The tusks take long to grow.

Evolution chart

Phanpy
#231
Phanpy
Ground

(Level 25)
Donphan
#232
Donphan
Ground

Name origin

don
of great size/importance; lord or master
elephant
large mammal native to India and Africa

Moves learned by Donphan

Donphan sprites

Normal
Black/White
Normal
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Normal
HG/SS
Normal
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
Donphan normal sprite
Female
Donphan normal sprite
Male
Donphan shiny sprite
Female
Donphan shiny sprite
Male
Donphan normal sprite
Female
Donphan normal sprite
Male
Donphan shiny sprite
Female
Donphan shiny sprite
Male

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Where to find Donphan

Gold
Silver
Route 28, Mt. Silver
Crystal Route 45
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 28, Mt. Silver
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Safari Zone, Mirage Spots